Building Permit Fees Waived for Flood Victims in Lafayette
As Lafayette Parish recovers from record flooding, Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced that Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux is waiving the regular fees for building permits for repairs and construction. The LCG Codes Division will waiver fees related to construction and repairs made necessary by flood-related damage caused by the recent flooding. The waiver will remain in place until the the current state of emergency expires or it is terminated by a separate executive order.
With increasing cleanup efforts, residents, businesses, and property owners are reminded to purchase the proper permits for flood damage repair and reconstruction. It may be safe for individuals to begin some demolition, including removing damaged sheetrock and insulation. However, before any repair work begins, such as replacement of sheetrock, the Codes Division must be contacted at 337-291-8461 for permitting and inspection as necessary.
In most cases a minimal residential repair permit is all that is required and can be obtained at the Clifton Chenier Center at 220 W. Willow St., Bld. B. Substantially damaged homes will be subject to additional requirements and permitting.